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  • AOPA STAFF REFLECT ON THEIR FIRST FLIGHT REACTIONS

    Posted 2017-08-18 21:48:45 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    In celebration of National Aviation Day on August 19, a time to celebrate the history and development of aviation, we recently asked some of our staff to reflect on how they reacted to their first General Aviation Experience. Here are some of their reflections ...

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  • Take someone flying during National Aviation Day celebration

    Posted 2017-08-17 20:31:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    There may not be a reminder about this when you check your Facebook feed the morning of Aug. 19, but be sure to wish Orville Wright a happy birthday when you get up and put on the ...

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  • Get your ATC privatization checklist

    Posted 2017-08-17 20:28:15 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Most pilots will never face a real in-flight emergency, but they still train for them and develop procedures to deal with potentially dangerous situations. Engine failure, cabin fire, inadvertent icing… no matter what the scenario, pilots always rely on the checklist. Today, the entire general aviation community is facing a new type of emergency in the name of air traffic control privatization. Don’t worry, AOPA has developed an emergency ...

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  • Funds sought to build hangar for ‘Doc’

    Posted 2017-08-17 19:54:14 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Rescued from a desert bombing range then painstakingly restored over many years, the B-29 Superfortress Doc brought vintage strategic air power to EAA AirVenture in July. Doc and crew flew away from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with the “Best Bomber Award,” among others, returning home to temporary quarters as Doc’s Friends Inc., pass the hat to build a permanent home for the beloved bomber in Wichita, ...

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  • Pilots ready for solar eclipse

    Posted 2017-08-17 02:31:10 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Pilots planning to view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse as it tracks across the country from Oregon to South Carolina are in the final stages of gearing up for the celestial phenomenon. For aviators without a plan—or an airplane—there is still ...

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  • ATC privatization would add almost $100 billion to deficit

    Posted 2017-08-17 01:44:59 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The Congressional Budget Office revised its cost estimate of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), which would remove air traffic control from the FAA, to say the legislation would increase the deficit by almost $100 billion. The new analysis is an increase of nearly $80 billion dollars from the previous ...

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  • Pilots obtain NavWorx AMOCs

    Posted 2017-08-17 00:06:36 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The FAA has approved several alternate methods of compliance (AMOCs) for the airworthiness directive (AD) issued June 6 that affects certain NavWorx Inc. universal access transceivers (UATs). The UATs provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In on 978 MHz. By Jan. 11, 2018, owners of aircraft with the affected UATs must disable the unit; upgrade the software, which makes the unit noncompliant with the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B Out mandate; or couple the UAT to an approved GPS position ...

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  • Pistons prop up airplane market

    Posted 2017-08-16 23:58:47 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    An uptick in piston airplane shipments (5.6 percent) drove a modest overall increase in world airplane sales despite flat or declining results in other segments. Overall, the first half of 2017 produced another period of “mixed” results, and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce expressed hope that certification reform already accomplished, along with further action in that vein by Congress, will spur ...

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  • What it means to 'throw your hat in the ring'

    Posted 2017-08-16 21:40:44 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    One hundred years ago, on Aug. 20, 1917, a U.S. Army aero squadron was formed at a Texas airfield. The 94th Aero Squadron would soon be sent to France and go on to see combat on World War I’s western front, its aerial achievements ensuring its place in history as a unit of heroism and ...

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  • FAA says online TFR map page errors fixed

    Posted 2017-08-16 20:03:57 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The FAA has solved a problem that was causing its online temporary flight restriction (TFR) map page to display erroneous information about the location and status of ...

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